2018 Summer Camp Dates
Session 1: June 24th - July 6th
Session 2: July 8th - July 27th
Session 3: July 29th - August 17th
Session 4: August 19th - August 25th
Financial Assistance Available
Fees are based on a sliding scale according to family income. A Reduced Fee Application is required.
Typical camp fare with vegetarian or kosher options available.
More About Camp
Based on our 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York, Camp Ramapo is a residential summer camp that serves children ages 6 to 16 who are affected by social, emotional, or learning challenges, including children affected by autism spectrum disorders. Camp Ramapo provides a traditional summer camp experience for children who have difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults and would struggle in a less supportive setting.
Camp Ramapo's program is carefully structured to help children with special needs learn to live within a group, form healthy friendships, make good choices, develop self-confidence, and experience success.
What makes Camp Ramapo unique is our staff and staff training. We maintain a one-to-one staff-to-camper ratio. Our supervisory staff, among the most experienced in the field, are highly engaged with every child. Our counselors are emerging professionals in the fields of special education, social work, psychology, or related areas. The training that all staff members receive is the same training that we deliver to thousands of teachers and youth workers in hundreds of schools each year. As importantly, each staff member is chosen, not only based on experience, but also based on their kindness, patience, and commitment to children with special challenges.
With 90 years of experience in direct service and training programs, Ramapo for Children has developed a unique ability to create inclusive environments that promote positive behavioral change, foster skill development, and help support learning and personal growth.
Activities & Features
Academic Science Reading
Outdoor Activities Ropes Course Backpacking Hiking Rock Climbing
Performing Arts Dance Drama Music
Land Sports Baseball Basketball Soccer Softball Volleyball
Water Sports Swimming Canoeing Fishing Kayaking
Arts and Crafts Ceramics Woodworking
Other Activities Chess Discovery Center Mini-Golf Gardening Petting Zoo Biking